AV-TEST has evaluated 11 small business security solutions to find out, which provides the most effective security for Windows 10. According to the test results, Kaspersky Small Office Security took first place. The Kaspersky Lab solution excelled against the competition, gaining maximum scores in all three categories: protection, performance and usability.
The AV-TEST Institute is an international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyse it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform customers of the top-quality results obtained.
The main objective of the test was to examine 11 different, Windows 10 compatible, corporate solutions. The tests covered three categories, with AV-TEST specialists evaluating protection, speed and usability.
In all three categories, only Kaspersky Lab solution was awarded the maximum of 6 points; giving a total of 18 points overall.
"This is not the first time Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solutions have finished as a leader in independent testing by AV-TEST. The current test showed Kaspersky Small Office Security as one of the best security solutions on the market, cooperating perfectly with Windows 10. Even when the solution is installed using standard settings, it can satisfy the most demanding customer security requirements,” comments Maik Morgenstern, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AV-TEST.
The protection test took place in two stages. Firstly, protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats was tested. Secondly, the solutions were tested in their ability to detect widespread and prevalent malware, discovered in the last 4 weeks by AV-TEST.
To assess the performance of security solutions under Windows 10 the testers mimicked typical user behavior, launching popular websites, downloading and installing frequently-used applications, and copying of files both locally and in a network.
The usability assessment focused on the influence of the security solution, on the usability of the Windows 10 system. Two different factors were considered: how much the user was distracted by warning messages about unknown programs or false positives, and the false detection of safe programs as malicious software.
Only Kaspersky Small Office Security was awarded top scores as a result of the test. It was therefore hailed as the leader among all competitors.
“In this age of raising cybercrime Kaspersky Lab is strongly focused on delivering best of breed security solutions that have minimum impact on user productivity. We understand that ransomware, spyware and banking Trojans can not only paralyze businesses but also damage reputations. Kaspersky Lab delivers a truly multilayered protection, which prevents attacks at all stages: from multiple vectors of infection monitoring and prevention, to post-execution applications behavior control,” says Konstantin Voronkov, Kaspersky Lab Head of Endpoint Product Management.
Security is always a tradeoff with usability, and we are proud to be recognized as the best security solution, as well as the solution that has minimum impact on productivity, identifies the minimum level of false positives and maximizes the automatic mitigation and prevention of attacks,” he added.
During protection rate tests, where 140 samples of 0-day malware and 14,658 widespread samples were used, the Kaspersky Lab solution demonstrated 98.75% and 99.95% detection results respectively.
During usability tests, more than 1.3 million samples were used to examine the solutions for false detections and blockages of legitimate software as malware during a system scan, as well as visiting web sites and installing legitimate software.
This is not the first time when Kaspersky Lab has taken first place in independent tests. In all previous tests with earlier versions of Windows (including Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1), Kaspersky Lab has shown consistently excellent results, taking the highest score among competitors.